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Newsbin 6.73 Final, March 9, 2017




  • Fixes to 6.72 Production Release.
  • Added ability to apply filter profile for header download filtering from the GUI (under group properties).
  • Click on "Changes in this Version" tab for more details.

Changes in
this Version

Version 6.73 Final Build 4821, March 9, 2017

  • Local Search now respects "Search in Groups"
  • Fixed issue where ctrl-r wouldn't read certain posts with non-standard filenames (typically spam)


Version 6.73 Release Candidate 2 Build 4820, January 25, 2017

  • Made change to allow header filtering with "downloadfilter" per group or per group folder. Previously only worked on group folders.
  • Added a GUI setting for header filters in group options. Right-click the group or the group folder and select Properties to use it.
  • Now removes filters that no longer exist from the the display when saving options for the group.
  • Fixed issue where Search on Poster setting is not maintained if using multiple search tabs.
  • Added full date info into logging timestamp for people who run Newsbin across multiple days.
  • Fixed issue when using multiple NZB tabs when Newsbin is in single tab mode.
  • Fixed issu with NZB Watch folder moving everything into the loaded folder, not just NZB's.
  • Fixed issue downloading files with illegal filenames in the subject.

Version 6.73 Release Candidate 1 Build 4818, December 18, 2016

  • Changed config file saving process so it won't send any "olds" to the recycle bin anymore.
  • Change in automation handling to make sure PAR files come first, specifically in Sonarr
  • Fixed issues interfacing with Sonarr for its history reporting.
  • Fixed issue extracting passwords if they exist in NZB files.
  • Increased read timeout for search. Addresses issue some people were reporting with searches timing out if Newsbin was under load.

Version 6.73 Beta 4 Build 4817, December 1, 2016

  • Fixed issue where posting would fail if a single chunk failed to post. Now it retries forever.
  • Fixed issue where NZB Path wasn't getting saved.

Version 6.73 Beta 3 Build 4816, November 16, 2016

  • Made change to Sonarr integration when reporting status, now only reports one line per NZB representing the largest files.
  • Added DNS caching as emergency backup for normal name resolution. If resolve fails, the cache is consulted.
  • Fixed issue using Ctrl-R on posts with obscured subjects.
  • Modified filename mode to strip any formatting chars off the begin and end of the cleaned subject.
  • Made changes to AutoPAR to make sure PAR files are assigned to files if they are added to the download list later.
  • Made change to make sure "Storage Age" doesn't apply to NZB files. Should only apply to header storage.

Version 6.73 Beta 2 Build 4797, October 27, 2016

  • Fixed issue where you couldn't unselect the filter profile in a watch profile dialog.
  • Changed AutoPAR functionality to automatically move all PAR files to the top of any sets of files you add to the download list.
  • Implemented support for double-clicking to launch ZIP'd or RAR'd NZB files.
  • Made change to use the actual NZB Filename inside a ZIP'd or RAR'd NZB File instead of the ZIP/RAR filename for the $(NZBFILE) path variable.
  • Fixed issue if Newsbin comes up with no data path defined, it will switch to a default that will be used throughout.
  • Made a change when generating NZB files, now offers to use the filename from the first match as the name.
  • Fixed issue loading large NZB files introduced in B1

Version 6.73 Beta 1 Build 4791, October 17, 2016

  • Fixed issue where the $(SEARCH) path variable wasn't working for local searches.
  • Fixed issue where "All groups" wassn't actually selecting all groups in local search.
  • Fixed issue where Filter Profiles weren't applying during watch list rescan.
  • Add RAR/ZIP/GZ decode to NZB's downloaded using Sonarr/SickBeard. The NZB's now get sent to the "Nzbs" folder in order to implement this.
  • Changes to how re-scan works resulting in less disk access.
  • Addressed issue with $(FILENAME)path variable not working with automatic download modes. Only works for .rar files.


  • Download lists from versions older than 6.60 are not compatible.
  • Last Updated timestamp in the Groups tab is one hour off when Daylight Savings Time is in force.
  • Auto-shutdown will close Newsbin while headers are still importing in the background. Determined to be annoying but not critical as the import will continue once Newsbin is started again.
  • Report that utf8 and unicode posts are not displaying correctly, i.e. Korean groups
  • Manually entered group as a Watch List filter does not work. Can only choose Group of Group folders here.
  • NBRemote hangs on last file when displaying files list
  • NBRemote does not work with trial keys
  • Need to add support for .REV files
  • Drag and Drop to order the Groups list in the Groups tab is not hooked up, nor can you column sort the groups. Workaround is to edit the .nbi file directly.
  • There have been reports that Newsbin isn't saving the correct renamed files to descript.ion file.
    Newsbin renames the file on disk and then lands the file. Without re-writing the descript.ion, there's no way to fix this.
  • Works on Windows XP and newer.
  • Crosspost filters in the Add Groups dialog are not hooked up.

    Our Beta Support Forum has current discussions about this beta release.

    If you have an issue not addressed in the forums, please contact Newsbin Technical Support

Found Newsbin Pro with a search engine (Yahoo) while researching downloading utilities. I appreciate its flexibility in handling NZB files. M.D., Ellerslie, Auckland, NZ - July 29, 2014